P. June Strahl

P. June Strahl went to be with the Lord on November 18, 2021. She was 98 years old. She was born February 7, 1923 in Lansing, Michigan. June was the second born of identical twins to their parents Rev. Roy V. and H. Louise (McDonald) Starr. Her sister, T. Jane (Starr) Arnold preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her older sister, Thelma E. (Starr) D’Arcy, and her husband, John M. Strahl who died in 2003 after 56 years of marriage.

June was raised in Lansing, Michigan as the daughter of a Church of the Nazarene Pastor. She graduated from Olivet College in Kankakee in 1946 and married John M. Strahl on June 14, 1947. June began a teaching and coaching career at Olivet College and Taylor University in Upland, IN. June and John moved to Greenville, IL in 1950 where he became Athletic Director and she taught Physical Education and coached for 10 years at Greenville College. She finished her teaching career as a Physical Education teacher and Dean of Students for 17 years at Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, IL, retiring in 1987.

June was always interested in studying the Bible and taught and led a neighborhood Bible Study group for 22 years after her retirement. June loved theology and wrote essays about Scripture for her bible study group. She was a member of the Greenville Free Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for a number of years.

June was a member of the Greenville College Women’s club and the Bond County Retired Teachers Association. June loved sports of any kind and golfed until age 80. She and John enjoyed traveling, camping in their younger years and spending their later winters in an RV in San Antonio, TX.

June dearly loved her family and was the mother of three children: Jill L. (Scott) Mohnkern, Judith L. (Richard) Keffer, and John M. (Deanna) Strahl, Jr. She was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren: Emily Mohnkern, Laura Keffer Berlin (Brady), Timothy Mohnkern (Rachel), Rebecca Keffer Kruse (Stephen), John Strahl lll (Brooke), Brian Keffer (Michelle), Wesley Strahl (Louisa), and Taryn Strahl. She was blessed with ten great-grandchildren: Wyatt and Oliver Berlin, Elena June Kruse, Branch Mohnkern, Miles Kruse, Cecilia Mohnkern, Haley Keffer, twins Brayden and Tessa Kruse and Avery Strahl.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Greenville Free Methodist Church at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 4 until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Free Methodist Church.

Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. To leave the family a condolence, share a memory and/or a photo, please visit June’s tribute page www.donnellwiegand.com.

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